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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Category : Chemical injury claims

    Were you hurt by chemical hazards in the workplace?

    If you work in an environment where you may be exposed to dangerous chemicals, there is always going to be the risk of being injured at work. But it’s your employer’s responsibility to manage chemical hazards in the workplace and to keep employees safe. If they fail to do so and you are hurt in….

    Compensation for dermatitis from chemicals at work

    No two workplaces are ever likely to be exactly the same in the way they are run and the tasks that are carried out there. While some would appear to have more potential hazards in place than others, there may be potential hazards lurking that are not as obvious as other ones. For example you….

    Carbon monoxide poisoning compensation claims

    Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless gas that is released by the incomplete burning of fuels such coal and wood. If you live in a rented house with a gas boiler or other appliances, these should be tested regularly for safety, as poorly-maintained boilers and cookers could leak, causing carbon monoxide poisoning. If you are….

    Carbon monoxide poisoning claims

    Carbon monoxide is a dangerous gas which is released by the incomplete burning of fuels including coal, gas, wood and oil. It’s a colourless, odourless gas so it’s known as ‘The Silent Killer’ – you won’t know it’s there until you are suffering from the effects of inhalation. The effects of carbon monoxide When you….

    Compensation after cryptosporidium bug strikes paddling pool

    A paddling pool in East Park that resulted in people from five families being struck down by the cryptosporidium bug has led to Hull City Council granting compensation to the affected families. A total of eight people were affected by the outbreak – three adults and five children. They will all receive compensation after contracting….

    Compensation for ammonia spill injuries

    There are some businesses that handle ammonia in various forms, either to add to products or to use in some other way. However in these circumstances there must be ample procedures in place to safely handle the presence of ammonia in any form. Ammonia spill injuries have the potential to be deadly, which means there….

    Compensation for injuries caused by a chemical fire

    Chemicals and hazardous substances can cause serious injuries in the workplace if they are not regulated and controlled. Employers have a duty of care to their workers to ensure that they are safe from the risks associated with these substances and to ensure that they are aware if the risks of working with chemicals. Different….

    How to claim benzene poisoning compensation

    Few people will probably have ever heard of benzene, much less know what it is or where it can be found. However if you have ever been in a position to experience benzene poisoning you will certainly know a lot more about it and the effect it can have on your health. So what can….

    Chemical spill in workplace accident

    A chemicals firm must pay nearly £65,000 in fines and costs for a breach of safety after chemical tanks spilled aluminium chloride and hydrochloric acid. Basildon Crown Court heard on Friday how the spill at Industrial Chemicals Limited (ICL) in Grays, Essex, on 11 July 2013 saw around 150 tonnes of the hazardous substances released…..

    How to claim mercury poisoning compensation

    You will no doubt be aware that mercury is used in thermometers so we can easily tell the temperature. However it is a very dangerous substance to be exposed to if you breathe it in or get it on your skin. While few workplaces will have mercury present in any form, this isn’t always the….

    Compensation for carbon monoxide exposure

    Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless, tasteless gas that’s very hard to detect – it’s often referred to as the ‘silent killer’. Over 200 people in the UK are admitted to hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning every year, and it’s responsible for around 40 deaths a year. Carbon monoxide exposure can occur when fuels….

    How to claim mesothelioma compensation

    While some people have heard of mesothelioma, many people have not. However, almost everyone has surely heard about asbestos. This is a material that was used in many building applications many years ago. In fact it was once touted as a miracle material that was practical, easy to use and ideal for many different purposes…..

    How to make chemical burns claims

    While it is common enough to suffer burns from time to time, most burns that occur happen in the home. For example, you might burn yourself on the kettle, or scald yourself with steam. It’s also possible to burn your skin if you spend too much time in the sun. However, chemical burns claims can….

    Compensation for ammonia poisoning

    Poisoning can occur in all kinds of ways. It usually refers to ingesting something that is poisonous or hazardous to human health. Ammonia poisoning can be potentially deadly if someone ingests enough of it, and in any situation prompt medical attention should always be sought. Ammonia in gaseous form can be inhaled and affect the….

    How to claim chromium poisoning compensation

    Have you ever heard of something called chromium? This is a metal that has many different applications. It can also exist as a number of compounds, each referred to by a different number, such as II, III and IV. The metal itself is fine and is used to help make stainless steel products. However, it….

    Can I claim for a chemical burn at work?

    If an employee is considering initiating a personal injury claim for a chemical burn they will need to know if they ‘can claim for a chemical burn at work?’ Accidents at work are caused by various things, and can result in injuries such as burns, bumps, broken bones and worse. The type of accident or….

    Injured by a chemical spill at work

    Dangerous chemicals can be found in just about any workplace as there are often cleaning materials and liquids lying around. However, they are more predominant in certain industries such as the construction industry, the scientific industry or in chemical plants and manufacturing industries. Working with dangerous chemicals can be risky but these risks should be….

    Top 5 dangers of working with chemicals

    Chemicals can be hazardous to work with, whether you’re working in a factory, a laboratory or in an agricultural setting. There are steps you can take to ensure you’re safe at work, but you could still be injured whilst working with chemicals. Here are a few examples of the dangers of working with chemicals, whatever….

    Compensation for chemical peel injuries

    A chemical peel is an extreme cosmetic procedure which involves the application of toxic chemicals to the skin in a controlled manner. The treatment is designed to either remove the dead skin or to cause the death of skin tissue in order to encourage regeneration of the skin cells. This means that a new layer….

    Laboratory accidents: hazardous chemicals

    The presence of hazardous chemicals makes laboratories a dangerous place to be. Often of a corrosive nature and/or highly toxic, such chemicals can cause all sorts of working accidents leading to personal injuries, from explosions and chemical burns caused by splashes or spills to severe allergic reactions to organic materials. Hazardous chemicals and accidents at….

    Top tips for working with hazardous substances

    For most of us, the most hazardous thing we will work with on a daily basis might be our work computer. However, other workers regularly deal with substances that have the potential to be hazardous. When this is the case, it is vitally important to make sure the proper safety measures are always taken. Working….

    Compensation for contact with ammonia

    We’ve all heard of ammonia and we know some of the ways we can come into contact with it. For example many cleaning products include ammonia in their composition, while it also occurs naturally in the world around us. However some people will also come into contact with it – or potentially, at least –….

    How to claim chemical burns compensation

    When we think about someone being burned, we tend to automatically think of burns caused by fire. However as you might guess, this is not the only way you can receive burns of some kind. You can also be burned by chemicals, since some of them react in such a way with the skin to….

    Treatment for a chemical injury

    Exposure to toxic chemicals often has a damaging effect on the body. Once contaminated, our organs struggle to expel these harmful substances, and simply moving away from the source of the chemicals may not help to alleviate symptoms. Exposure to different types of chemical substances results in different types of injury. For example, acids and bases cause….

    The cost of claiming for a chemical injury

    More hazardous chemicals are being used today than ever before and it is not surprising that an increasing number of people are reporting injury after exposure to these toxic chemicals. Chemical injuries often occur on industrial plants, where employees required to handle dangerous chemicals lack the proper training, use the wrong equipment or are not issued with the necessary….

    Chemical injury claims

    Need to claim for a chemical injury? If you are wondering how you could sustain a chemical injury burn, they are a more common injury than you might think. A chemical burn occurs when skin, organs or eyes come into contact with an irritant such as acid or a base. Burns caused by chemicals can happen any….

    Steps to prevent a chemical injury

    Chemical injuries are a major occupational hazard facing workers in the UK’s industrial sector. Every year, thousands of workers suffer injury from exposure to corrosive and toxic chemicals. Recent advances in the industrial sector have seen new and even more dangerous chemical products being routinely used, exposing people to various health problems such as burns, poisoning,….

    How you could sustain a chemical injury

    Many of the industrial chemicals used today can have serious side-effects for the people who have been dangerously exposed to them. Typically, the severity of a chemical injury usually depends on the length of time a person has been exposed to the chemical, as well as the toxicity of the chemical itself. Some people are….

    How much compensation for a chemical burn?

    You’ve had an accident at work; how much compensation for a chemical burn can you get? If you have suffered an injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. As Dame Esther Rantzen, consumer champion says ‘If you were injured and someone else is to blame, you should be….

    How to claim for a chemical injury

    Chemical injuries are particularly nasty, so there is every reason why you may want to know about claiming compensation for any accident you have had. If you work in the beauty industry, you’re a cleaner or industrial worker, and you have come to harm, you will need to know how to claim for a chemical….

    Poisoning compensation

    Have you suffered from symptoms of chemical or food poisoning? If so, and someone else was to blame for how ill you feel, you may be entitled to claim poisoning compensation. Poisoning can take many forms. You may have suffered food poisoning, lead poisoning, arsenic poisoning or carbon monoxide poisoning, amongst others. Poisoning claims Essentially, you may….

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